Category Archives: Wine and other alcohol

Brooklyn Bubbles is Back in 2017

If the glasses are still empty, it is because the event is still to happen. Put either Friday, 3 March, 2017 or Saturday, 4 March, 2017 in your diary for a sparkling wine festival in Brooklyn, Pretoria.  Or put both … Continue reading

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Ooh! Box thoughts

One of the sponsored posts on Facebook relates to the Ooh! Box, a box of wines and other delicious goodies delivered to one’s door every month for a fairly hefty monthly fee, which fee includes delivery.  I recently found a … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to Tops Wine Show

  One of the most fabulous wine shows is the Tops at Spar Wine Show.  This year the theme is The Greatest Show Unearthed!  The above photo by Carmen Lorraine Photography indicates what a blast it is going to be. … Continue reading

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Serenity a short drive from Joburg

Johannesburg residents who can afford the odd weekend (or day) away from home are mostly familiar with the ancient Magaliesberg mountains, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.  They stretch for 120 kilometres and nearly half of all … Continue reading

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The magic of Madame Zingara continues

Madame Zingara’s fabulous and quirky Theatre of Dreams is now 15 years old.  The Celebration has reached its Johannesburg home at Montecasino where it can be seen until 30 January 2016.  Still time to book a table for my birthday … Continue reading

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Whisky Live Festival 2015

A group of social media people were invited to the Whisky Live Festival 2015 specifically to tweet.  I was among those attending for this purpose. It was lots and lots  of fun this year. Well, I was driving (and the … Continue reading

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2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show winners

The results of the 2015 OMTWS were released at a function held at the Mount Nelson in Cape Town on 27th May. What they indicate is that South Africa’s wine industry delivers consistent results.  Most of the Trophy and Gold … Continue reading

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